Welcome to the Wrestling Gamers United newsletter #51
In this issue
1) I hate this
2) Classes vs. stats
3) Can you smell the money?
4) See you there?
1) I hate this
Do you have any idea how hard it is to keep quiet about all the things
going on with Pro Wrestling X these days? I can't stand not being able
talk about it and I know it's pissing a lot of you off as well. But
wouldn't you have me drop hints here and there rather than not talk at
all? I'm looking forward to making some official announcements on some
of this stuff soon but until then let's have another round of "What the
hell is Dave talking about?"
-More talks took place this week with our original ex-WWE wrestler.
The wrestler is still very interested but the price tag just went up.
Seems a movie deal was signed and they are worth a wee bit more than
they were a few months ago. Still, plenty of public appearances with
the opportunity to mention PWX along with the movie. Sound like a
-A second ex-WWE wrestler got on the phone with us. Very cool guy.
Nothing like his on-air persona at all and he was also very
He asked a million questions and liked all the answers so if the
is right we may have another deal.
-In yet another bizarre twist of fate, the hype generated on the
by PWX fans has actually led an international games distributor to
our door. We gave them a quick rundown on the history of the project,
it's philosophy, and it's sales potential and they want to meet with
us to talk about a possible distribution deal that would get PWX into
stores around the world including all the major retailers. Not bad
a game that exists only on paper, eh?
-Will PWX have to be translated into Japanese?
2) Classes vs. Stats
You've been asking to know which of the fan ideas will make it into
PWX and I'm going start this week by talking about the "style" system
in the CAW. Originally the plan was to divide up all wrestling styles
in a class system similar to Fire Pro. While this would make it simple
to quickly generate generic caws such as brawlers, technicians, etc.
a lot of fans spoke up with an idea to instead use a very deep system
of attributes instead because, they argued, not many wrestlers fit
cleanly into one specific style.
So what they hell should we do? Well, it got me thinking about a
conversation we had at an early production meeting regarding the
visual part of the CAW. The argument was made that, while Smackdown
has a superior depth of options in their caw visuals, many people felt
it made it tedious and difficult to have to wade through so many options
to create a decent looking face, for example. The solution we came up
with was to simply offer a shitload of great looking CAW parts so you
could slap a CAW together quickly but still allow you the option to
delve deeper into the CAW and really go crazy customizing the small
details if you so desired.
So, why not give the fans the same option for the style system? We can
still offer a list of popular classes but those of you who want to
tinker with attributes of each style (which I assume will be most of
you) can open up another menu to do so and effectively create new styles
altogether. This is the perfect solution for creating a class that
will allow a heavyweight power wrestler to perform a decent moonsault.
So, fan ideas have already affected a change in PWX. You told us the
style system was a good start but it wasn't good enough so we're
simply going to let you bust open the styles and attributes and go
nuts. A point system should take care of preserving balance between
styles. What do you think?
3) Can you smell the money?
We all know the investor meeting is coming up soon and everyone is
pretty good about the possibility of a positive outcome. But I'm also
happy to report that a friend of mine has offered to pay for the first
month of production if the investor falls through or even if he wants
to invest but the money takes too long to come through. So in a way I
guess we have our first confirmed investor even if it is only for a
few thousand to get us going in an emergency. The only sticking point is
that I've always been told to never accept a lot of money from friends
or family. Would you take it if you were me?
4) See you tonight?
A new wrestling promotion is starting up in Vancouver and their
first show is being held tonight, Friday the 7th in Burnaby. I'll be
there so if you're planning to attend don't be a stranger. Come up
and say hi if you see me.
In the meantime and in-between time, that's it. Another edition of
Wrestling Gamers United.
Thank you all,